Vishaka Cell ( Stop Violence against Women)
As per as the verdict of the Honorable Supreme Court the College had established Vishaka Committee for monitoring any incident regarding the mental and sexual harassments of women at workplace. Under the Convenership of Prof. Mitali Ghosh other members Dr. Chhanda Dasgupta, Dr. Sukhwinder Kalsi, Prof. Sangeeta Mukherjee, NTS representative Mrs. Ratna Sen and Female representative from Students Union are always ready to help. The Vishaka Committee had already taken few steps for the awareness among the female students. With the help of the NSS unit of the college, Vishaka Committee is continuously engaged in this activity. But no such complaints from any corner have been registered yet.
Supreme Court verdict
Vishakha vs. State of Rajasthan
In 1997, the Supreme Court passed a landmark judgment in the same Vishaka case laying down guidelines to be followed by establishments in dealing with complaints about sexual harassment.Vishaka Guidelines were stipulated by the Supreme Court of India, in Vishakha and others v State of Rajasthan case in 1997, regarding sexual harassment at workplace. The court stated that these guidelines were to be implemented until legislation is passed to deal with the issue.
The court decided that the consideration of "International Conventions and norms are significant for the purpose of interpretation of the guarantee of gender equality, right to work with human dignity in Articles 14, 15 19(1)(g) and 21 of the Constitution and the safeguards against sexual harassment implicit therein."
UGC notifications (Vishaka Guidelines)